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Economics International

How risk led millennials to launch a global startup boom

Global economic risks have created an environment in which, paradoxically, millennials are greater risk takers, prompting a global startup renaissance. The Great Recession and the years of fitful international growth

Economics International

TPP interim assessment

A preliminary review of the deal in the making. Since the 12 member states signed the TPP text agreement at the beginning of October we are still within the mandated

Asia Pacific Politics

FON operations in the South China Sea matter little for trade

While Freedom of Navigation (FON) operations in the South China Sea have heightened tensions between the US and China, trade continues to remain unaffected. The beginning of November marked the

North America Politics

Four key economic issues in Canada’s election

With the new Liberal majority government in Ottawa, it is key for investors to look at the economic platforms of both opposition parties to see what was offered to voters

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Canada votes in tight election. President Xi visits the UK. Housing data adds to Fed rate decision. Brazil Central Bank issues rate decision. Clinton appears before panel. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook.   Canada

Economics International

TPP deal reached: What we know so far

After 5 years of negotiations, the 12 nations which make up the TPP finally reached a deal in the early hours of Monday morning. While the text of the deal

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

FOMC  September rate decision (finally) arrives. Brazil’s Finance Minister allays fears. Bank of Japan issues rates as QE program struggles. Canadians debate as the country enters recession. Greece heads to polls. All in

International Natural resources and energy

Canada and Russia’s Arctic path to reconciliation

Much attention has been paid to Moscow’s interest in developing the emerging Northern Sea Route that runs the length of the Russian Arctic coast. However, Russia can also benefit from

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Jeremy Corbyn likely new leader of UK Labour Party. Last FOMC member speech before September Fed meeting. Chinese data roils market. Canada makes rate decision. Civilian exchanges to ease tension between Koreas. All this

International Politics

Flags carry political risk

The renewed debate in the United States over the Confederate flag has shown how flags can carry political risk for national and local governments. In the globalized era, it is more